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CNN - Toxic Towns - Mossville

Posted by COCEJ on August 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM

I recently watched a CNN Documentary on Toxic Towns. The documentary showcased Mossville, LA which is in Cancer Alley in Louisiana.  This small town is the locations of over 14 chemical plants. The residents of the community are dying of Cancer. ATSDR came to town and tested the residents and found that Dioxins wer 3x the national levels.  That was the conclusion. Wilma Subra tested and fingerprinted the Dioxins and found that the Dioxins in the people matched the Dioxins emmitted by the plants. The representative of the plants said the report was not peer reviewed. Dr. Gupta had a respected Doctor review the document. The data was solid.  Still no action.  An LDEQ official came out of their nice offices  to Deny Ms Subra and a Mossville Resident and Activist entry into a meeting. 

 

LDEQ receives funding from Federal Sources. LDEQ receives funding from the State of Lousiana.  However it appears that LDEQ works for Industry and Not the people.  I wonder if Ms. Subra and people from Mossville ever obtained a meeting with LDEQ?

 

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/health/2010/02/26/gupta.toxic.towns.cnn

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/health/2010/06/01/gupta.toxic.america.questions.cnn

http://www.southernstudies.org/iss/about.html

 

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